High School Students
MAHEC offers a variety of opportunities for high school students in Western North Carolina to learn more about health careers and build the skills that will help them pursue them.
Our health careers education awareness programs for high school students are designed to increase awareness about health careers to expand the healthcare workforce and diversity in Western North Carolina. We provide practical information to assist students in making informed decisions about potential careers in healthcare.
We provide a variety of educational opportunities for high school students across WNC.
The Minority Medical Mentoring Program is designed for under-represented minority high school seniors enrolled in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools that participate in school-sanctioned internships.
This program is a collaborative effort of the Asheville-Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement, MAHEC, Mission Health, and the Western Carolina Medical Society.
Project PROMISE (Providing Rural Opportunities in Medicine through Inspiring Service and Education) provides educational and experiential opportunities for motivated rural high school students with a sincere interest in healthcare.
Our Health Careers Summer Camp at UNC Asheville for rural high school students provides four days of hands-on experiences including health sciences workshops and clinical shadowing in a variety of health professions.
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of health careers programs and workshops including SAT and ACT prep courses, college readiness workshops, and an annual health careers education awareness conference. For more information and registration, click here.
For additional resources about pursing a health career and information on scholarships, click here.